ROMANCHUK, John Stephen - It is with deep sadness and indescribable grief that we announce the passing of our beloved John, on December 10th, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospice, Thunder Bay, at the age of 65.
For many years to come we will be remembering him as loving husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to all who knew him.
John was born on February 12th, 1953, in Oshawa, Ontario where he was raised and lived for most of his life. John started his career with General Motors in 1978 and remained until his retirement in 2008.
Since settling in Thunder Bay 5 years ago, John made many new friends.
John's family, and in particular his 2 daughters, were his life. Having regular contact with them sparked his soul - he looked forward to regular telephone conversations and in particular discussions on politics, world events, summer holiday planning - playing an active role in their lives was important to him and a life-long priority.
John will forever be remembered and missed by his wife, Marie (Klassen), his children: Katie & Becky Romanchuk, his mother Mary Romanchuk, sister Eileen Morse, niece Andrea (Morse), nephew Christopher Morse, brother-in-law Orest Iwaszko (Gerry).
He will also be missed by the Duguay family in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Adam, Larissa (Klassen), Eden, Cadence; and Bryan & Jan Duguay of Stratford, as well as many friends in Oshawa and Thunder Bay.
John was predeceased by his father John and brother-in-law Erling Morse.
Thank you to Drs. Exley and Simpson for their care and personal attention to John's needs, and the nursing staff at TBRHSC- 2B and St. Joseph's Hospice for the excellent care and compassion given during John's illness.
According to John's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family burial at later date. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Oshawa Funeral Home.